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Combining behaviourist and interactionist approaches to explain applicants' attraction to organisations

Daniel Roque Gomes and José Gonçalves Das Neves

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2019, vol. 19, issue 3, 209-224

Abstract: This study discusses a model of analysis integrating interactionist and behaviourist theoretical guidance to explain applicants' attraction to organisations. Through confirmatory methodology, we sustain a theoretical model pointing organisational attractiveness and perceived P-O fit as sequential mediators of the path starting on the organisational attributes and explaining intention to apply for a job vacancy. We justify our theoretical model along with a discussion regarding the integration of interactionist and behaviourist theoretical guidance to explain applicants' intention to apply for a vacancy. The main results sustain our theoretical model. The organisational attributes lead to attractiveness of the organisation. This positive affective reaction is critical for prospective applicants to perceive to be fitted to the organisation. This sequence of relations explains applicants' intention to apply for a job vacancy.

Keywords: organisational attributes; organisational attractiveness; intention to apply for a job vacancy; IAJV; person-organisation fit; applicants' attraction; recruitment; interactionist; behaviourist; organisational attraction. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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